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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1894 VOL. LIX. NO. 2. RUNNING AWAY FROM MAMMA. Running away from mamma, Bareheaded up the street, Kicking the dust into yellow smoke With little roguish feet. Tossing it over his clean white dress Into his stocking heels, Checking the little wooden horse That trundles along on wheels. Dreaming away with wide blue eyes, And speculating why God won't give him the golden ball That drops in the quivering sky, What is the use of that pretty pink cloud, Sailing away so high. If he can't have a ride in it? And it's no use to try. If that woman grew with glasses on If this house is papa's; Why that nice red cow won't talk to him Looking across the bars. Into the neighbors' gates and doors, Under their cherry trees, Into mischief and out again, Wherever he may please. Wandering at last to the old church steps, Little horse and al), Climbing up laboriously Too bad if be should fall ! Pushing in with dimpled bands The great doors strong and tall, Letting the warm, sweet summer light Slide down the shadowed wall. Standing still in the solemn bush Of chancel, knave, and dome, Thinking it is prettier Than the sitting room at home Not a bit afraid, ah ! no, indeed, Of the shadows vast and dim, Quite at home, and sure it was made All on purpose for him. The old, old story comes up to me Written so long ago, About the heavenly temple, Where you and I must go. The beautiful waiting temple, That has no room for sm Something about a little child And the way of entering in, -Boston Transcript. MADAME HERMET. The insane have for me a pecu liar attraction. They dwejl in a mysterious realm of fantastical dreams, in that impenetrable cloud of madness, where everything they have loved, overything they have duflg, comes fo them again in an imaginary existence untrammelled by all the laws that govern events and rule the human mind. For them the impossible no longer exists, the improbable dis appears, magic is real, and the su pernatural familiar. The olden barriers of common sense logic and reason break, fall and crumble beneath their freed imaginations, escaping, with fabulous leaps which nothing can arrest, to the limitless land of fancy. They make no efforts to control events, overcome resistances or obstacles, for at their whim they can be princes, emperors, or gods, can possess all the riches of the world, all the good things of life, enjoy all pleasures, be always strong and comely, eternally young, and ever cherished. They only can be happy here below, for, for them, reality is dead. I love to bend over their vagrant reason, as one bends over an abyss in whose depths foams an unknown torrent, come from one knows not where and bound one knows not whither. Still the strongest fancies of madmen are in sane and familiar ideas, strange because no longer enchained by reason. Their capricious source fills us with astonishment merely because we have not seeu it spout forth. Nevertheless, the insane always in terest me, and I constantly hunt them out, irresistibly attracted by that commonplace mystery, mad ness. So, one day, while visiting one of their asylums, the doctor who was escorting me, said : "Wait. I want to show you an unusually interesting case/' and he opened the door of a cell where a woman, about 40 years of age, still beautiful, was seated in an arm-chair and grzed persistently at her featuieB in a hand-glass. As soon as she perceived us 6he rose, ran to the opposite side of the room, picked up a veil and, after carefully covering her face returned to respond to our greet ings by a slight movement of her head. ''Well," said the doctor, "how are you this morning?" She sighed deeply: "Oh, ill, very iii, sir; there aro more marks every day." He replied decisively: "No, I assure you that there are not. Indeed, you are mistaken." She leaned toward him to whis per : < "No, I am eure. I counted ten more pit-holes this morning, three ou the right cheek, four on the] and three, too, on my forehead. is frightful, frightful ! I shall longer dare to see any one, even my sou-no. not even hi Nothing can be done, I am dis ured for life," and, sob')ing \ terly, she dropped heavily into i chair. The doctor seated himself ni her, and said in a low, consoli tone : "Come, show them to me. know they are not serious. W but a slight cauterization I c efface them all." She shook her head in deni but did not speak. He then tri to raise her veil ; but she seized so strongly with both hands tl her nails pierced it. The doctor once more strove coax and re-assure her: "Come, you know that I alwa get them away, those ugly marks that no one can see them in t least after I have attended to thei but if you will not show them me, of course I cannot cure yoi She murmured : "Well, you I do not mind; b I do not know the gentleman wi is with you." "He is also a doctor, who w care for you still better than I." Theu she allowed hef face to uncovered, suffused with blush from emotion and the shame being seen. She lowered her eye tur oed her head from side to sit to avoid our gaze ard stammeret :'Oh, how I suffer at showii myself like this! Horrible, is uot ? Horrible?" I contemplated her with the u most astonishment, for not tl slightest mark, spot, or scar wi visible on her countenance. She turned to me, her tyes eli lowered, and said : "It was while taking care of m son that I caught this frightfi disease, sir. I gave him my beaut; poor child ! Well ! I did my dut; and my conscience is at rest. ] I suffer, only Go.d knows it." The doctor had_ J;aken_fr<;m h: pocket a small camel's hair braal "Sit still," said he, "and let rx j fix those spots." She turned he j right cheek, and he began touchin [it here and there as lightly a though placing small dots of colo: He then treated the left cheek i the same manner; next the chi and forehead, and exclaimed: "Look, they are all gone, al gone!" She took up the mirror, conten] plated herself fixedly for som moments, with the keenest anxietj striving, if possible, to discove something; then said with a sigh "No, they no longer show muet I thank you infinitely." The doctor had risen. He bowe, to her, showed me out, and follow ing after said, as soon as the doo was closed : "I will tell you that unfortunati woman's cruel history. Her nairn is Madame Hermet. She was ex ceedingly beautiful, very coqueit tish, sincerely beloved and entirely happy. She was one of those wo men who have nothing in th? world but their beauty and the de sire to please, to sustain, cherish and console them. The constam care of her complexion, her hands her teeth, and each visible chara occupied every hour and all hei attention. "She became a widow with ar only son. The child was broughl up as are all children of greatly admired society women ; neverthe less, she loved him. "He grew tall, and she-old, ; Did she see the fatal crisis ap proaching? I cannot tell. Did j 6he, like so many others, look each I morning for hours at the skin, once so delicate, transparent, and fresh, now beginning to wrinkle a trifle under the eyes, to change be neath a thousand strokes, still im perceptible, but which would grow deeper, dav by day and month by month? "Did she also see increase, slowly but surely, the long forehead linet1, endu re the torture, the abominable torture, of the small hand-glass, that one cannot decide to lay down and yet throws angrily aside to seize upon again and view nearer, still nearer, the calm, odious rav ages of approaching old age? Did she lock herself into her bedroom ten or twenty times a day, leaving for no reason the drawing room and the conversation of friends, to gaze once more on the work of destruction, io view with despair the slow progress of the ill that no one else seems yet to see; but 1 that ?he, herself, sees so clearly? She knows where the ravages a: greatest, the bites of time tl deepest. And the glass, the litt hand-glass in its graven silv< frame, tells her abominable thing for it seems to spea*, to smile, I mock at her while it foretells a that is yet to come, all the bodil suffering, and attrocious mentf torment which she must underg until the day of her death, whic will be'that of her deliverance. "Did she weep, distracted, upo her knees and pray, pray, pra that One who thus kills human b< ings, and gives them youth but t make age more unbearable, an lends them beauty but to take ; quickly back again, did she pra and supplicate Him to do for he what He has never yet done fe any-to leave her until death he freshness, grace, and charm? Thei comprehending that she implore in vain the inflexible Unknow who hastens the years, did sh beat her brow and wring he hands in an agony of silent de spair? "Doubtless she endured all thos tortures for this is what happened "One day-she was then 3. years of age-her son, aged li fell ill. "He was confined to his bed be fore any one could determine th cause of his suffering or its exac nature. A priest, his tutor, watche< constantly beside him, while Mme Hermet came morning and even ing to see him. "She would come in the morninj in her dressing gown, smiling an< perfumed, and ask even before shi paesed the door : "'Well, Georges, are you uo better?" "And the big boy, with his faci swollen and red from fever, woulc reply : " 'YeB, mother, dear, a little bet ter.' "She would remain a few mo ments in his room, look at th? vials of medicine with an expr?s sion of disgust, then exclaim BuddenlyjJOh, I've.forgottea some thing very important,' and rur quickly out. "At night she would appear ic a low-cut bodice, in still more of 8 hurry, for she was always late, and would have just time to ask : " 'Well, what did the doctor say?' "The tutor replied : " 'He has not yet decided, mad am.' "At length one night the tutor answered : " 'Madam, your son has the smallpox.' "She uttered a cry of terror and fled. "When her maid entered her bedroom on the morrow she smell ed a strong odor of burned sugar, and found her mistress in bed, trembling with anguish and with cheeks pale from want of sleep. Mme. Hermet asked, as soon as her blinda were drawn : " 'How is Georges?' " 'Oh, not well at all to-day, madam.' "'She roBeatnoon, ate only an egg and a cup of tea, as thought she had been ill, then went out and learned of a druggist how to guard against contagion from smallpox. "She returned at dinner time loaded down with vials, and went immediately to her room, where she saturated herself and her clothing with disinfectants. "The tutor awaited her in the dining room. As soon as she met exclaimed, in tones of deepest emotion: 'Well?' " 'Oh. no better. The doctor is very anxious.' "Shu began to sob, and could eal nothing whatever. "On the morrow at daybreak she sent to inquire, and receiving news no more favorable, pas?, the entire day in her room, where 6raoked innumerable small braziers that gave forth pungent odors. "Her servant also stated that she could be heard moaning all night long. "A week passed thus, during which she did nothing save take the air an hour or two in the afternoon. She asked for news every hour, and wept bitterly each time they were worse. "On the eleventh day, in the morning, the tutor having had himself announced, entered ber apartment, his face pale and grave, and refusing to seat him self, said : "Madam,, your son is much worse and asks to see you.' "She fell upon her km.es and cried : '"Oh, my Godl I shall never dare ! Help me, oh, my God !' "The priest replied: "'The doctor has little hope, madam, and Georges is waiting for you.' "Then he left her. "Two hours later, as the young man grew weaker and again called for his mother, the tutor went once more to her room and found her yet upon her knees, still weeping and repeating: " 'I cannot! I cannot 11 am too afraid. I cannot 1' '.'He strove^ to persuade, to fortify,to d?cid? her, but succeeded only in bringing on an attack of nervous paroxysms of long dura tion. "The doctor, having returned toward night, was informed of ker cowardice, and declared that he would bring her, willing or not. "But after having exhausted all arguments, as he took hold of her to carry her to her son, she clung to the door with such obstinate grasp that it was impossible to move her. "Then,when they had abandoned the struggle, she prostrated her self at the phosician's feet calling herself a wretch and begging for paadon. " 'But, oh 1 he will not die 1 she screamed. 'Tell me he will not die 1 Tell him I love him, worship him!' "The youth was in the agony of death, and, feeling that he had but a few last moments, ho implored to persuade his mother to come and bid him adieu. With the presentiment which the dying often have, he seemed to know and comprehend all that had taken place, and said : "If she fears to enter, beg her just to come by the balcoLy to my window, that I may at least see her bid her good-bye in a look, since I must not kiss.1 "The doctor and. the tutor re turned once more to the woman. " 'You incur not the slightest risk,' they declared, 'for there will be a window, pane between you and him.' "She consented, covered her head, took up a bottle of smelling salts, and made three steps upon the balcony, then, suddenly hiding her face in her hands she moaned : " 'No, no. I dare not see him never-I am too a?hamed-too afraid, no, I cannot!' "They tried to drag her, but she clutched the rails in desperation, and groaned so piteously that she attracted the attention of passers by in the street below. "And the dying boy still waited, his eyes turned toward that win dow for a last look at the sweet face of his dearly beloved mother. "He waited long and night came. Then he turned his face to the wall and spok? ho more. "When day broko he was dead. "On the morrow she was in sane." An Additional Charge. Green Bag. A lawyer once said of Judge Un derwood of Georgia that when the Judge was presiding and the criminal docket waB before him he seemed to forget that justice was blind, and in spite of himself would raise the bandage a little. After he had charged the jury it was exceedingly dangerous for the defendant's counsel to ask for an additional charge. William Glenn had been defending a big, strapping town boy who was charg ed with an assault and battery upon a smaller boy. The big boy had been imposing upon the little fellows, and one of them bit him with a switch and ran. The big boy pursued him, threw a stone at him, cut a bad gash in his head and laid him up for a week or two. The Grand Jury found a true bill, and after ^e closing speech by the Solicitor the Judge charged the law v?ry fairly, and then asked if there was any other charge that counsel desired. Glenn rose, and, with some tone of apprehension said : "I believe your Honor omitted to charge that self defence may justify an assault.' "Yes," said the Judge, as he straightened up and fired up. "Yes, gentlemen, there is such a law, and if you will believe from the evi dence that this great big double jointed, bigfisted young gentlemon was actuated by fear and self-de fence when he ran aftfir that poor little puny, tallow-face boy, and because he couldn't overtake him picks up a rock big enough to knock down a steer, and threw it at him and knocked him senseless, then can find for the defeudaut. Au> other charge, Bro. Glee-)?" "I believe not," said Glenn. PROCESS OE?IND BEADING. A Discovery Made by Two For eigners'at Chicago. CHICAGO, Jan. 20.-Two young foreigners who met for the first time at the World's Fair have de veloped a new process of mind reading that is believed by experts to be the brain communication Edison has been trying to discover, and which he calls mentalegraphy. F. Huger, a Norwegian, in charge of exhibits in the danish section met Richard Foss, ? visitor from Copenhagen, and they became close friends. Unconscious of any un usual mental communication, they frequently told each other of what theyiwere thinking,and soon made the starling discov?ry that it was an easy matter to read each other's thoughts. To them it was neither an art nor a science, but an unex plainable phenomenon. They have given careful study to the question, and have come to the conclusion that their brains are as telephones at opposite ends of an invisible wire. At a private exhibi tion before several newspaper men numerous tests were given them that they carried through success fully^ Every effort was made to detedl system of signals, but the resoJBrwas always the same. Brief Notes. Dr^ng the twelve years of its existence, the Church Extension B3ar||of the Methodist Episcopal Chuttjjjh, South, has assisted 2,500 churches, and expended $700,000. Tn^first convert to Christanity Impire of the Mikado was Wakasanokami, in 1855. condon Women's Christian ?tion has 140 branches, of ["40 are institutions and The membership is over ?here are two gymnasiums, and drill is taught. Th are are also classes in cookery and dressmaking Christian Endeavor societies in the reformed Church in America rai8ejd-for missions, from Febuary t<a??ber, 1893, $3,073.20._There are 346 societies in the denomina tion. The progress of Christianity is seen in this : The Bible is now translated into the language of nine-tenth of the human race while in the early ages by only one-fifth. "It is an ill wind that blows no body any good." The first convert in Corea was led to inquire into Christianity by reading a heathen tract against it. He was baptized July li; 1886. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South had an increase of nearly 40,000 members in 1892. The issues from the American Bible Society in November were 95,210 volumes ; issues? since April 1,1893, 698,379 volumes The Salt Rub. New York World. Various sanitariums and private hospitals are using the salt rub and it is becoming so popular that some Turkish bath establishments are advertising it as a special at traction. It is just as good for well people as sick ones, is the most re freshing of all the baths and rubs ever invented, only excepting a dip in the sea itself, and is matchless in its effect upon the skin and complexion. With all these vir tues, it is the simplest, most easily managed of all similar measures, and can be taken at home easily. Put a few pounds of coarse sa t, the coarsest you can get, sea salt by preference, in an earthen jar, and pour enough water on it to produce a sort of blush, but not enough to dissolve the salt. This should then be shaken up in hand fuls and rubbed briskly over the en tire person. Of course it better to have it rubbed on by another per son, but any one in ordinary health can do it for herself or himself very satisfactorily. This being done, the next thing is a thorough douching of clean water, preferably cold, with a brisk rubbing with a dry towel. The effect of elation, freshness and renewed life is felt immediately, and the satiny and increased clear ness and brightness of the complex ion swell the testimony in favor of the salt rub. Taking the earth ae the center of the universo and the poler star as the limit of our vison, the visible universe embraces an aerial space with a diameter of 420,000, 000,000 miles. Gutta percha was introduced into Europe from Malaga in 1852. The annual consumption now amounts to 4,000,000 pounds. A LOVER'S EUSE. Pretended to Shoot Himself to Win Back His Sweetheart. Philadelphia Press. Richard Tucker, chief in the West Canal Company's office at MocoDaqua, near here, won back the love of his sweethart, who had rejected him in a rather peculiar manner last night. He boarded with Mrs. Bowman, and some months ago fell in love with her pretty daughter, Mary. The wed ding was set for the end of this month, and preparations for the ceremony were in progress, when on last Monday night, Tucker saw Miss Bowman walking along the road with another young man. He called and demanded au ex planation but the girl said none was necessary, and a?ded that she would never marry him, and then ordered him from the house. In the evening he returned to apologize, but she was obdurate aud refused to forgive him. There upon he threatened to drown him self. She wa6 not affected in the least. He then went outside and the next minute she heard two shots fired. She with her mother rushed outside and found Tucher stretched full length on the ground, a smoking pistol beside him. The girl fainted and was carried into the house while Superintend^ Large and others carried Tucker to his room. All this time Tucker was gasping and was apparently unconscious. As soon as she re covered Miss Bowman rushed in to the room where he ray and threw herself upon him, asking his forgiveness before he died. After she had sobbed hysterically for some minutes to the suprise of everybody, Tucker sat up and said: "Well now that you fjnd you love me, I'll got up." He had fired in the air and was ij ?.77" .-*. fl . .. v bo .. 3 - . . ?> the aiiVsr RIK] I -J . ihsm , &? 2* . . .... ?Vr ;t 'V'MVii Varty. &vt?? a???P- et ihi '$0k Party leaaera Lo r??j -lac;:: L-:l ers have not been successful any where. During the past few months the former sympathizers with the third party have been closely studying the situation, and their second sober thought is, the voters who are most anxious for financial re lief and tariff reform are rapidly coming to theconclusion that there is absolutely nc hope of success if they scatter their strength and divide, one element going into a Third Party and the other remain ing loyal to the Democracy. It is now apparent to every thoughtful observer that the surest road to re form is pointed out in the Demo cratic platform' and it is also evi dent that the rank and file of the Democracy are strong enough to in fluence their representatives in Congress and cause them to re deem every pledge that was made at Chicago. The tremeadous Dem ocratic majority of 1892 has not been wiped out. The voters whose organized effort won the victory of that year are Democrats still and they do not propose to desert the old party so long as there is the slightest hope that it will be true to its mission and carry out its promises. Third parties come and go. It is only once or twice in a century that one establishes itself and wins. The masses who are thoroughly in earnest a'.out the financial and tariff issues are familiar with the political history of the country aud they fear that if they go into a new party they will encounter a disastrous defeat. In every section-there is a grow ing sentiment in favor of pushiug the work of reform inside of the Democratic party. Congress lias never yet failed to yield to the de mands of the people when they have been formulated and express ed clearly, positively, and emphat ically. The voters of the party hold the key to the situation, and when they make themselves heard the Chicago' platform will be recog nized as the supreme law of tho Democracy.-Ex. The roofs of Egyptian temples are composed of huge blocks of stone laid from column to column. At the beginning of the revolu tion the French army lost almost all its of??cere who, being nobles, were put to death or driven into exile. BATTLERS BY HUNDEEDS. The Experience of a Negro Boy While Babbit Hunting. Ph i I ape ?ph i a-Titncs. A dispatch from Harlem Switch, Tex., to the Philadelphia Times, says: A negro boy named Isaac Mun roe recently, struck a bonanza near here in a fallen tree, from which he drove and killed over 300 rat tlesnakes. Munroe was out hunt ing rabbits with his dog, and was in full chase of a "mule-ear" when the little creature ran into the hol low end of the tree. It almost immediately ran out again, and even before the dog could seiae it rolled over and over on the ground in great pain, the boy observing that blood was issu ing from what appeared to be num berless pin-pricks all over i' . body. Before he could notice anything else of its symptoms the dog had torn the rabbit to pieces. Then curious to know what had hap pened to the rabbit in the tree, Monroe tried to drive the dog into the truuk, but the cur evinced a decided objection to entering it, and had to be beaten before it would venture to do as his master desired. It had barely gotten its body in side when, with a shrill yelp, it backed out, whining and bleeding in the same unusual manner as the rabbit. The boy now stooped down and looked into the tree, but though he fancied that he could see several points of light, he could fiud nothing to account for the singular appearance of the dog and rabbit. ^^y^ A SURPRISE FOR MUNROE. Not contented with this the ne gro was foolish enough to thrust inJ?fi_arm to see if he could not ,':?.-? .. :h be vt's iiri?*i;-. "T*. . "?IP. ,V!M<.?i.?lh-?;>?,-i'"r:K'. ??d ?ra virrg i'.H ; ria oi,T ?t^.ij? .j ,--i...-..; - iure ;-.!.. -ww. Io rh?; \v:/o! :?: . ...*:*' py, IS BSffl .?;'.; WftS JXh?U le ! bo V-?,l 3fi FIS? If. ! snake off lest he could not man age to kill it quick enough, and it should attack his bare feet. Call ing a companion that was at work near by, he waited with the snake trying to entwine itself about his arm. The boy who came to Mun roe's assistance, seeing what the trouble was, caught up a stick and Munroe shook off the rattler, kill ed the reptile with a blow. The dog was dead by this time, and looking at him the boy de cided that the snake must have bitten him several times. They then got down to search the tree for the eggs that the reptile might have left, and from which a fresh brood might come, but as they did so, a second monster rattler ran out of the tree, giving the boys only time enough to leap to oue side. Convinced now that there was even moie in the tree the young negroes secured a sack, and holding it open at the end, they built at the other a fire, and soon the snakes, with which the tree was fairly alive, broke out of it by the dozen, and running into the sack were dispatched by tho boys. ONE OF THE BOYS BITTEN. Pains had to be taken in killing them so as to bruise only the heads as the skin when whole has a com mercial value, but the negroes were experts at the thing, and succeeded iu ciushing the skull only. Once the writhing of the tripped ser pents was so great as to cause the stone with which they had con fined the open end of the sack to roll to one side, aud the whole lot would have escaped had not the other boy placed his naked foot on it. He was promptly bitten, and it was only by the most heroic meas ures that his life was saved. Ina couple of hours his body was swollen to nearly twice its normal size, and his teeth were so locked that it was necessary to administer chloroform to wrench them apart. Munroe sold his skins in Houston for $1.50 apiece, many buying them for bolts, while others invested in them as a charra to prevent rheu matism. This i?, the hibernating season for snakes, but owing to the con tinued warm weather, it is thought that they remained far from torpid as they usually are during the winter, though they sought the fallen tree for their cold weather eleep. FOR THE THOUGHTFUL. SELECTED. It is the, joy of truth to be look ed in the face. A genius is never takeu to be one by his looks. Praise and oloul5t cannot both live in the same-heart. Are you making any plans that reach beyond this lifo. There is as much kill in a selfish heart as there is in c. musket..r If you wear religion as a cloak your soul will freeze to death. The devil can no more hurt a Christian than mud can soil sun light. To behold who is truly great on earth we shall ha>-e to be in heaven to look. Perseverance can accomplish wonders, but it can't make a bad egg hatch. No power on earth or in heaven has any right to outrage any one to do wrong. When God turned Adam out of Eden he sent an angel, with him whose name was Hope. Make pure thoughts welcome in your mind, and God will be. 3ure to come into your life, It won't do any goo J to pray for the. South Sea Islander as long os you won't speak to the man who lives in the next house. Be such a man, live such a life, that if every man was such as you and every^life like yours the earth ^?oir?cl be God's paradise. The world says -come to me aud I will foil you ; the flesh says come to me and I will destroy you; Christ says "come to me and I will give you rest." -A wa>m;\u r<- ?A-;..-.. I- .!:.;<." while hyhfg U>'-. ftfokfi s jaw was tracturea wnen mc uwwx tried to force it open. Among the Kondeh people, who li vee on Lake Nyassa in Africa, the favorite form of suicide is to enter the water and allow one's self to be devoured by a crocodile. When irritated the sea cucumber, a species of hatothuria, can eject all its teeth its stomach and diges tive apparatus, and reduce itself to a simple membranous sac. The ordinary folding fan is sup posed to have been invented in Japan, in the seventh century, by a native artist, who derived the idea from the way which a bat closes its wings. .. Wiliam Black's latest serial sory will appear in Harper's Bazar. Its title is "Highland Cousins," and the first instalment is an nounced for the issue dated Jan uary 5th. The recent general elections for members for the New Zealand House of Representatives pre sented one phrase of almost world wide interest in the fact that for the first time in British colonial history all woman over 21 years of age were accorded the right to vote. It is graitifying to record that they eagerly availed them selves of the privlege- A Willing ton correspondent says that "they registered in thousands,and though out the whole electiou campaign displayed a most laudable desire to learn their new duties." WIFT'S SPECIFIC FOR renovating the entire system, eliminating all Poisons from thc Blood, ivhetlur of scrofulous or malarial origin, this prep aration has no equal. . . "For eighteen months I had an eating1 sore on my tongue. I was treated by best local physicians, but obtained no relief; the sore gradually grew "worse. I finally took S. S. 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